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Credit Sesame Adding Credit Building Abilities to Debit Card Product

For years, building credit has been a bit of a Catch-22, in that establishing credit first requires consumers to obtain credit. This reality is something that several FinTechs have taken note of, with a growing number now offering their own solutions. The latest platform to take a swing at addressing...

Digital Wealth Technology Firm Marstone Closes $5 Million Round

Even as the world of FinTech has seen its fair share of so-called "megadeals" in recent months, there have been plenty of early-round investments to be found as well. The latest in this latter category comes from Marstone, which just announced a $5 million round. The Series A was led...

FinTech Home Buying Platform Lower Raises Massive $100 Million Round

They say that good things come to those who wait. Apparently, that's true when it comes to startups as well. Today, Lower.com announced that it had raised an astounding $100 million Series A led by Accel. The round follows several years of the FinTech bootstrapping its operations, during which time...

DeFi Savings Platform Donut Raises $2 Million

Following months of momentum, the past few weeks have been a rollercoaster for cryptocurrencies. Nevertheless, DeFi — short for decentralized finance — and other blockchain-based services have continued to gain the interest of consumers and investors. In fact, one DeFi offering has just revealed its latest funding round. Donut has...

Financial Sevices Platform B9 Announces Launch

A new neobank is ready to welcome the world. After raising $1.9 million in pre-seed funding earlier this year, B9 says it is now ready to launch its financial services app. In a press release, the startup noted that its goal is to amass 100,000 customers by the end of...

Chime is the Overwhelming Leader Among Neobanks

In recent years, Americans have not only been conducting more of their banking online but have also begun moving to digital-only banking options. Often referred to as "neobanks," these FinTechs typically feature a number of perks while charging few if any fees. While the number of such offerings has continued...

FinTech Cash Advance Startup Clair Raises $15 Million

Another early-stage FinTech investment round is now in the books. This week, Clair announced that it had raised $15 million. The Series A was led by Thrive Capital — a firm which itself recently raised money, closing its Thrive VII fund at $2 billion in February. Some of Thrive's past...

FinTech Banking App Dave Going Public Via SPAC

Another FinTech is going public. Today, Dave announced that it would be merging with special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) VPC Impact Acquisition Holdings III, Inc. As a result, the startup will become a publicly traded company, with the listing going by the ticker symbol $DAVE. The transaction values Dave at...